ERIC Number: ED434981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Guide for Implementing the Balanced and Restorative Justice Model.
Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
The Balanced and Restorative Justice Model (BARJ) outlines an alternative philosophy, "restorative justice," and a new mission that requires juvenile justice professionals to devote attention to enabling offenders to make amends to their victims and the community, increasing offender competencies, and protecting the public through processes in which victims, the community, and offenders all participate. This document is intended to assist juvenile justice professionals in implementing a BARJ approach in their work. It contains practical information and tools to enable professionals to implement the model and criteria by which practitioners can judge practice in terms of BARJ principles. The guide also contains concrete examples and case studies to assist juvenile justice professionals at all levels in examining how their roles can change to promote a balanced and restorative approach to juvenile justice. Three appendixes list sources for additional information, describe the program of Deschutes County, Oregon, and present a sample offender disposition from Deschutes County. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.